Lawmakers Want CBS Investigated For Blocking Web Content

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT) -- A pair of lawmakers separately pushed the Federal Communications Commission this week to probe whether CBS Corp. was violating open-Internet principles by blocking online content for Time Warner Cable Inc. subscribers as part of the companies' heated retransmission fee dispute.

In letters addressed to the agency's Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., raised concerns over reports that Time Warner broadband Internet customers were being prevented from accessing CBS online even if they did not subscribe to Time Warner for...
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